Author Archives: Tim Toomey

Massachusetts Lawmakers Push for Strong Solar Bill

It is critical for the Commonwealth to promote emerging sources of renewable energy in order to meet our greenhouse emissions goals as well as to end our dependence on natural gas. Massachusetts is a nationally recognized clean energy leader because … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Green Line Extension Wednesday March 16

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the MBTA Fiscal Management Control Board are holding a joint meeting next Wednesday, March 16th at 11:30am at the State Transportation Building on Stuart Street in Boston. This meeting gives Somerville and Cambridge … Continue reading

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Somerville Maple Syrup Festival This Weekend!

Governor Baker declared this March “Massachusetts Maple Month” to recognize our state’s maple producers. Most of our state’s 300 maple producers are located west of Worcester, but it turns out we don’t have to go that far to enjoy local … Continue reading

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Memorial Drive/Land Boulevard Westbound Closure This Weekend

Memorial Drive/Land Boulevard westbound will be closed in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge this weekend, beginning at 11:00 pm on Friday, March 4. and reopening at 5:00am on Monday, March 7. Please see MassDOT’s Charles River Basin Projects traffic … Continue reading

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Last “Grounding McGrath” Working Group Meeting

The project team has announced that the last “Grounding McGrath Working Group” meeting will be held on March 24th at 6pm in the library at the East Somerville Community School on 50 Cross St. Formed by the Massachusetts Department of … Continue reading

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Green Line Extension Public Meetings Announced

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced a series of public meetings to discuss potential cost-saving measures proposed for the Green Line Extension. Right now, we are arguably at the most critical point in the project’s history as transportation officials, … Continue reading

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Rep. Toomey Announces 2016 Re-election Campaign

State Representative Tim Toomey has announced his re-election bid for the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Toomey, a Democrat whose district includes parts of Somerville and Cambridge, said he is running so that he can continue the work he has done … Continue reading

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Info Session on Affordable Housing Options in Cambridge

The Cambridge Community Development’s (CDD) Housing Division is hosting two one-hour informational sessions on affordable housing opportunities in the City of Cambridge on Monday, February 22 at St. Paul’s Christian Life Center from 6pm to 8pm – first session starts … Continue reading

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Revenue Committee Votes in Favor of “Fair Share Tax”

The Joint Committee on Revenue voted 12-4 in favor of the “Fair Share Tax” amendment during an Executive Session yesterday. This was the next in a series of steps necessary before the initiative can appear on the 2018 ballot – … Continue reading

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Tonight in Cambridge: MBTA Seeking Comment on Future of Late Night Service

Later tonight, a public meeting will be held to discuss the future of late night MBTA service. The meeting will be held at Cambridge City Hall in the Sullivan Chamber from 6pm to 8pm. The MBTA Fiscal Management and Control … Continue reading

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